Daily news briefing from the UKEdNewsdesk, initially published on the UKEdChat App.
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MPs quietly vote against compulsory sex education in schools
Tory MPs said the government would be bringing forward its own plans to reform sex education in schools, but said the proposed amendment was incomplete.
Chinese school allows students to borrow marks from ‘grade bank’ to pass tests
Students must repay their borrowed marks with even higher scores on a future exams or earn credits with extra work
Increase in students from US and China boosts Scottish universities
The number of students from China and the United States going to university in Scotland is on the increase, new figures show.
School languages fear as teacher numbers plummet
THE number of language teachers in Scottish secondary schools has fallen by more than two hundred since 2010, according to new figures.
Supply teacher reprimanded for taping ‘fidgeting’ eight-year-old child to a chair
A supply teacher who taped the bare ankles of a “fidgeting” eight-year-old boy to a chair for “a joke” has received a reprimand.
University grade inflation warning as number of students obtaining first class degrees triples in less than two decades
The proportion of students leaving university with top honours has reached record levels in the last five years, sparking fresh debate over the current degree classification system.
Record one in four graduates in UK awarded top degrees
Proportion getting a first rises from 17% to 24% in five years, but degree classification becoming less important to employers
Scots headteacher recruitment crisis ‘could get worse’
The recruitment “crisis” faced by Scotland’s schools in attracting headteachers is poised to get worse under a proposed overhaul of the education system, a union has claimed.